Archive for the ‘Water Heaters’ Category

3 Signs of Trouble With Your Water Heater

Monday, October 5th, 2015

Water heater problems tend to catch most homeowners by surprise, since they normally do their job without complaint and remain tucked away in quiet corners of your home like the basement or the garage. That can make it hard to spot signs of trouble until it’s too late. The best method of detecting potential issues with your water heater is scheduling regular maintenance for it at least once a year, and Huntsville, TX has services that can perform such duties for you. Barring that, however, your best bet is to look for these common signs of trouble with your water heater. (more…)

What is an Anode Rod and How Does It Affect my Water Heater?

Monday, July 20th, 2015

If you’ve ever dealt with water heater repair or maintenance, you may have heard the term “anode rod” before. It’s a simple component in a simple system: typically a rod made of aluminum or magnesium wrapped around a steel core. But it’s one of the most important elements in keeping your water heater free of trouble, and ensuring that it works the way it should for many years to come. Here’s a quick breakdown on how it functions and the way it affects your water heater. (more…)

Why You May Still Choose Standard Tank Water Heater Installation

Monday, November 3rd, 2014

If you’re in the market for a new water heater, you may have already done some shopping around. In general, it’s best to let a professional help you choose which size and model is right for your new water heater installation. However, there is one decision that you must make first and foremost: whether to install a traditional storage tank water heater or a modern on-demand tankless unit.

Tankless water heaters are growing in popularity lately. This is because they take up so little space and save some energy over storage tanks every month, which must keep water heated throughout the day resulting in standby energy loss. You only need to use hot water a few times throughout the day, so it may seem more practical to have a computerized tankless unit, which heats water as soon as a hot water tap is turned on and shuts off immediately after.

However, many homeowners continue to choose a traditional storage tank heater for installation, and for good reason. First, storage tank water heaters are much less expensive to install. But this isn’t the only cost consideration to take into account. Yes, the energy savings from installing a tankless water heater should eventually offset the initial high cost of installation. However, it will take many years for this to happen, and many homeowners do not feel as though they will see the payoff soon enough. Furthermore, you may have to install several tankless units in order to meet high demands in some households, at an even greater cost.

Storage tank water heaters get their fair share of complaints because they may run out of water too quickly. However, if you have a professional size your equipment according to the size of your household, this should not become a frequent problem. And technicians hear many complaints about tankless units as well because can take a lot longer to heat water since they don’t keep a hot water supply on hand.

For many homeowners, a tankless unit is the best way to keep monthly costs low and ensure hot water is available at any time. For other homeowners, storage tank water heaters get the job done just as well and offer as many benefits.

For whatever your needs may be, the friendly technicians at Ardon Maintenance can help you choose a reliable water heater for installation in your home. Give us a call today!

Some of the Benefits of a Tankless Water Heater Include…

Sunday, January 12th, 2014

Today you have a choice when it comes to residential water heaters: a standard tank storage system, or a tankless system. On the surface, a tankless system may sound a big strange and unlikely, and homeowners often turn away from this possibility to go with the familiarity of a storage system.

However, tankless water heaters do work—and work quite well. They have some tremendous benefits for homes. So before you make a choice for heating your water, please take a look at some of the advantages of a tankless water heater. Ardon Maintenance can install a tankless system for you, as well as offer the water heater repair in Huntsville, TX necessary to keep it working.

Tankless water heater benefits

  • Save space: This one probably already occurred to you. Without the need for a storage system, a tankless heater takes up very little space. They can even hang off walls, saving further floor space.
  • You won’t run out of hot water: This is the big advantage of going tankless. Unlike a storage system, which heats up a supply of water for use, a tankless system is “on-demand”: it heats up water whenever you need it. A storage system can run out of hot water; you won’t have that problem with a tankless water heater.
  • Energy efficiency: A storage water heater must keep up a constant supply of heat to maintain the temperature of the water in the tank so it’s ready for use. This eats up a tremendous amount of energy. A tankless system only applies heat to the water when it’s needed. How much less energy will you use if you go tankless? It can be up to 20% less—a significant yearly savings off your energy bill.
  • Long lifespan: Storage systems can suffer from corrosion over time and wear out quickly. On average, a tankless system lasts 5 to 10 years longer.
  • No flooding: Without a huge tank of water around, you’ll have no worries about flooding occurring in your house because of a ruptured tank.

If a tankless water heater now sounds like something you have to get, you should know there are some disadvantages (it can take longer for water to heat up; costlier initial installation) and not every household will receive all these benefits: it depends on how much water you use daily. Therefore, contact expert water heater installers, like the ones on staff at Ardon Maintenance, to look into the possibilities. With our knowledge of installation, maintenance, and water heater repair in Huntsville, TX, we’ll discover the best system to keep all your showers warm.